For application information and examples of how this program can benefit your institution, please visit the Heritage Preservation Web site.
Heritage Preservation Contact:
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005
The release of the 2014 CAP application has been delayed and the deadline will be extended. Please email CAP staff to be added to the email list for notification as soon as the application is available. You may also begin preparing the necessary information by consulting the sample CAP application.
The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) is supported through a cooperative agreement between IMLS and Heritage Preservation. Through CAP, professional conservators identify conservation priorities by spending two days at your location and three days writing a report about your museum's collection, environmental conditions, and site. The report can help your museum develop strategies for improving collections care and provide a tool for long-range planning and fund-raising.
CAP offers a maximum of two assessors per institution. Most museums are provided a conservator to assess the museum's collections. If you have an historic structure (a building more than 50 years old), you may also qualify for a historic structure assessment. Zoos, aquariums, nature centers, botanical gardens, and arboreta can be provided a zoologist, botanist, or horticulturalist to assess living collections. For more information, visit www.heritagepreservation.org/CAP.